Staying within Volterra’s city walls can be a transporting experience, especially in the evening when residents regain their historic town. Choices are fairly limited, so book ahead if you’re planning a visit in the busy period of May through September.

A budget alternative to our favorites is the Foresteria Volterra, Borgo San Lazzero, 56048 Volterra (; tel. 0588-80-050), in a quiet wood about 1km (.6 mile) east of the center. Rooms are slightly institutional, but spotless, cheery, and well-equipped, and come in all configurations from single up to quad. 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.